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Elmwood’s 2012 Predictions

About a week ago, we asked experts in their sector to tell us about their predictions for 2012. Though somewhat unconventional, we really like the answer given by Elliot Wilson, from Elmwood. We asked for 100 words; he asked about 100 people at Elmwood to give one word that sums up their predictions for the packaging industry for 2012.

Here they are:

‘Resourcefulness, unpredictability, targeted, eclectic, Asian, honesty, excitement, curious, tough, fierce, excitement, collaborative, bravery, bespoke, multi faceted, balancing-act, smart, challenging, storytelling, renaissance, dexterous, diverse, innovation, competitive, computationalism, sausages, awesomeness, light, memorable, recalibration optimista, fabulous, honesty, intense, challenging, momentum, reflection, reputation, ambitious diverse, daggy, seismic, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, sustainable, passion, nimble, openness, massive, maverick, yes…

‘Sounds to me that 2012 is going to be a year like no other.’

Unweave the Rainbow

The Tempting Transitoriness, crystal sticker collage
The Tempting Transitoriness, crystal sticker collage

Anything Keats related is good in Design Week’s books, and the forthcoming group show at Scream Gallery, which takes its title from the poem Lamia, looks set to do the great man justice. Unweave the Rainbow features work from Cain Caser, Caroline Jane Harris, Andrew McAttee, Jen Stark,Malgosia Stepnik, Scott Hove and Ye Hongxing. All works, according to organisers, ‘demonstrate tension between dream and reality, imagination and reason’, in media including paper sculpture, cake sculptures, printmaking and paper cutting.

Jen Stark, Purple
Jen Stark, Purple

The show runs from 27 January – 10 March 2012 at Scream, 34 Bruton Street, London W1J

Big Wonkys

Big Wonky
Big Wonky

One of the most appealing things about these vessels by designer maker Vanja Bazdulj is, of course, their name. The vessels are based on the idea of ‘accidental aesthetics’ – celebrating the beauty of the imperfect and the asymmetrical. They are created using felted objects as their base, which then provide  a 3D canvas for their resin upper.

Big Wonky
Big Wonky

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